Cate Blanchett Misquoted? Actress Brushes Off Bisexual Tag

May 18, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery More

Cate Blanchett misquoted by Variety magazine and is not bisexual after all. Variety magazine rapidly called Blanchett a liar.

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett misquoted by a magazine that published an interview claiming that she slept with women. During a press conference at Cannes, Cate Blanchett, who is currently promoting her new film Carol starring Rooney Mara, which focuses on the relationship between two women, decided to slam Variety magazine. Last week, the mag published a piece, where Blanchett claimed that she slept with “many women” despite being married to Andrew Upton for 18 years.

While in France the Oscar winner bashed the publication by saying that she was misquoted. “From memory, the conversation ran: ‘Have you had relationships with women?’ And I said: ‘Yes, many times. Do you mean have I had sexual relationships with women? Then the answer is no.’ But that obviously didn’t make it,” Blanchett said. “In 2015 the point should be: who cares? Call me old fashioned, but I thought one’s job as an actor was not to present one’s own boring, small, microscopic universe but to raise and expand your sense of the universe, to make a psychological and empathic connection to another character’s experience so you can play them. So you can present another world to an audience.”

Blanchett went on to say that she finds it interesting the way the character’s sexuality was handled in the movie. She shared: “[Carol’s] sexuality is a private affair. What often happens these days is if your are homosexual you have to talk about it constantly, the only thing, before your work. We’re living in a deeply conservative time.”

Was Cate Blanchett misquoted? Ramin Setoodeh, the reporter from Variety, who spoke to Cate Blanchett, thinks not. Via Twitter, he more or less called Blanchett a liar.

Who do you think is telling the truth here?

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